For a long time I've loved this paper and linen piece of artwork from Natural Curiosities:
I saw one of them at market in spring; it's even more beautiful in person. Here is my iPhone picture..
As much as I would LOVE the real thing, it's pricey and out of my budget right now, and I knew it'd be pretty simple to create a look for less option.
I found the handmade paper at Kate's Paperie. It looks like she's currently out of stock on these types of papers right now and I don't see the one I purchased on the site. I purchased it a while ago.
I looked and looked and could not find an HUGE acrylic frame, so I just used the largest white Ribba frame from IKEA.
The linen fabric I also purchased at IKEA in their fabric department. It's super thin (which is good for framing in the Ribba frame) and was only around $6/yard.
As you can imagine, it was super simple to create these pieces of "art". The hardest part was cutting down the paper. The paper was too big for the frame...
So I cut as best as I could around the curves to keep it looking organic:
I used the back of the Ribba frame as a template to cut the fabric out. Charlotte was my little helper, as always.
Then I ironed the fabric with heavy starch. I loove heavy starch.
Like my wallpaper?!? haha... obviously we haven't done anything to this guest room. It's currently our ironing room, but someday it will be a baby room.
Then I just put the elements in the frame, and voila! Finished! So super easy.
It was difficult to take pictures of the pieces in my room because of the glare from the windows... but hopefully you get the idea ;)
As you can see, this wall is super long and was very empty.. these frames help fill the space and balance out the room since the other side is heavy with the windows + curtain panels and dresser.
This wall color is CRAZY in pictures. It's actually a slate gray. Here is what the actual color looks like:
I'm sure it's camera user error on my part.
The linen in the frames tie in with the linen of the curtain panels on the other side of the room. (There is also linen on the settee at the end of the bed).
The room is almost done... the only thing left to do is find a great mirror for above the dresser. I'm thinking round.
Then I can take "after" pictures! Or maybe have a photographer friend take afters because the room could use a wide angle lens and someone who knows how to accurately capture color ;)
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